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Walter Collins, British composer

Walter Roland Collins, British composer and arranger, born 1891. Popular around mid 20th century as a composer of light orchestral miniatures with intriguing titles. Apart from the Four Cornish Dances, which pre-date those by Malcolm Arnold and which finish with a setting of the Helston Floral Dance, those Collins works are in single movements. Such as his Cumberland Green, Rat-a-Tat Polka, Strings in the Wood, Vabe Capricietto. Holiday Parade, The Persistent Serenade, In the Cloisters and the marches Olympia, Devil May Care and Paper Hats and Wood Swords.

 VIDEO: Strings In The Mood · London Promenade Orchestra · Walter Collins The Golden Age of Light Music: The Composer Conducts - Vol. 2 ℗ 2011 Guild Light Music 

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